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Johnson County Museum at Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
Opened June 10, 2017, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center is the new location of the Johnson County Museum, known for its 1950s All Electric Home. Created by Kansas City Power & Light to... Read More
Opened June 10, 2017, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center is the new location of the Johnson County Museum, known for its 1950s All Electric Home. Created by Kansas City Power & Light to demonstrate state-of-the-art technology, the ranch house features wood paneling and wall-to-wall carpeting, remote controlled curtains and a painting that slides over the television. A turquoise 1955 Chevrolet Bel-Aire sits nearby, as does a historic neon sign from the White Haven Motor Lodge. Additional exhibits illustrate county history, from its early days as home of the Shawnee Indian Mission through its time as an agricultural center to its identity as a booming suburb. It's an intriguing look at one of this area's most popular suburbans.
- Museums: "Because this new museum just opened, on June 10, 2017, be sure to check the web site for updates about the facility, hours and admission, before you pay a visit."
- Best for Museums Because: Occupying a brand new space, this locally focused museum provides a snapshot of suburbia's cultural components and their evolution.